Although the coronavirus is spreading again throughout San Francisco, city officials find themselves in the worst possible outcome: mass infections by fall, potentially straining the city’s health care system and severely elevating the city, dying.
In a virtual press conference on Thursday, the San Francisco Department of Public Health dr. Grant Colfax confirmed that the number of COVID patients hospitalized is higher than before, highlighting the urgent need for the urban population to self-correct in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. At the peak of the last April, 94 people were hospitalized. Six weeks ago, that number dropped to 26. But at the end of July, the number of hospitalizations rose to 107. Of those, Colfax noted, a quarter are in intensive care.